Reviews & hands-on

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Nutz Pro Headphones review

    By 17 February 2014

    It's the era of Beats headphones, of statement audio wear. That's why big and sometimes brash over-ear cans are a popular move at the moment. Enter Nutz, a relatively new brand - it's only been around for 18-months - that has seemingly taken its inspirational...

  • Gaming 5 out of 5

    Turtle Beach Ear Force Z22 review

    By 16 January 2014

    Gaming headsets, at first glance, might seem like the sort of thing that aren't of interest to most people unless you're a hardcore gamer. But we've been using the Turtle Beach Ear Force Z22 for a while now, and we have to say, we think there's a lot...

  • Audio

    Hands-on: Audio Technica SonicFuel ATH-OX7AMP headphones include built-in amp to save smartphone battery

    By 9 January 2014

    In among the sea of headphones on show at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Audio Technica SonicFuel ATH-OX7AMP were one of those that most caught our attention, because they've got a built-in amplifier and volume control. You can...

  • Audio 5 out of 5

    Bowers and Wilkins P7 review

    By 12 November 2013

    For all its audiophile heritage and reputation as something of a style connoisseur, it is strange that Bowers & Wilkins has until now abstained from competing in the higher-end headphone space with the launch of its B&W P7 over-ears. Don’t get us wrong,...

  • Audio 5 out of 5

    Sol Republic Master Tracks XC headphones Studio Tuned by Calvin Harris review

    By 7 November 2013

    When Sol Republic announced that it had got Calvin Harris to studio tune its XC headphones, we felt a wave of apathy. Was such a branding exercise really necessary? But when we took a closer look at these cans something about them stood out. We just had...

  • Audio

    AKG K812 hands-on, we sample the £1,000 professional studio monitor headphones

    By 9 October 2013

    Sometimes we get asked to do the strangest yet most exciting of things here at Pocket-lint. So when we were invited down to Red Bull Studios in London to check out AKG's latest top-spec studio monitoring headphones we couldn't resist. Enter the AKG K812....

  • Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Denon AH-D340 over-ear headphones review

    By 27 September 2013

    Denon has a good range of headphones. No matter what you're looking to spend, the firm has something that will fit, and we're honestly yet to find a pair that don't sound great - even at the lower end of the price range. The AH-D340 over-ears are no exception....

  • Audio

    Parrot Zik by Starck headphones: Hands-on with the new iPhone 5S-friendly colours

    By 24 September 2013

    The original black and silver Zik by Starck headphones from Parrot have been around for a while now - we saw them at CES in January. However, brand new and shipping on 1 October are three new colour schemes. And two of them are perfect matches for two...

  • Audio

    Sony MDR-10RBT headphones, we listen to the budget version of the MDR-1R cans

    By 9 September 2013

    When it comes to quality cans we've been impressed with Sony's prestige MDR-1 over-ear headphones. Now the range has expanded to encompass smaller fit and more budget designs, with the new MDR-10RBT over-ears sitting between the top-spec MDR-1R and also-just-announced...

  • Audio

    Jabra Sports Wireless+ headphones with built-in radio gets our ears and hands-on treatment

    By 7 September 2013

    Jabra has worked with sports professionals to create wireless sports headphones that cater for every active need. With built-in radio, locked in comfort, a resistant body and wireless connections they're spot on for sport. While we couldn't test them...

  • Audio

    Plantronics BackBeat GO 2 earbuds hands and ears-on

    By 5 September 2013

    Totally wireless in-ear buds. We've wanted to see these, working well, for years and finally they're here. Ok there's a wire to stop you losing them, but this is as close as it's going to get. The first thing we thought when looking at these tiny in-ears...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Sennheiser IE 800 in-ear headphones review

    By 30 August 2013

    Say hello to the Sennheiser IE 800 in-ear headphones. Now wave goodbye to £600 or, for our American friends, $1000. You may need to re-read the above sentence. These audiophile-aimed in-ear monitors (IEMs) command a sensational price tag and tout themselves...

  • Gaming

    Hands-on: Plantronics RIG gaming and mobile headset review

    By 30 August 2013

    Gaming headsets aren't famous for their ability to help you be sociable. Plantronics aims to change that with the RIG. Using a hub system you can game and, at the same time, be alerted to anything incoming on your mobile - and respond with the flip of...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Beats Studio (2013) review

    By 7 August 2013

    "The original remastered," reads the interior of the Beats Studio (2013) headphones box. That's the sort of statement that might put fear into the hearts (and ears) of fans of The Beatles - just take a look at the waveforms after each album remaster -...

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Philips ActionFit SHQ5200 review

    By 2 August 2013

    Just about every manufacturer now offers some form of headphones for sport. It's easy to see why too, with a smartphone in every pocket, music options galore and many gyms offering headphone sockets on equipment, you can plug-in and lose yourself in the...